Robbery, Burglary & Theft

Robbery is the taking, or attempt to take, the property of another person by force or threat of force.

Burglary is the unauthorized entry into another’s home or business with the intent to commit a crime inside the premises. Often, the intended crime is theft, the unlawful taking of another individual’s personal property.

Many times, Robbery and Burglary cases hinge on identifications made by civilian witnesses. The accuracy of such identification evidence has been called into question on countless occasions, leading to court opinions and expert reports documenting the flaws. The limits of human perception and the identification procedures utilized by law enforcement can lead to false identifications being made by witnesses both in and out of court. Familiarity with these issues is the key to preparing an effective defense strategy in your case.

Not Guilty – Philadelphia Firearms Case

Commonwealth v. A.H.

Client was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and several charges related to the firearm charge. The police alleged that they observed client place an item in the rear compartment of a sport-utility vehicle. At trial, Mr. Kadish elicited testimony from the police that any movement made by client in the vehicle would have been incredibly difficult for police to observe.

Result: Client acquitted of all charges.

All Charges Withdrawn – Philadelphia Drug Case

Commonwealth v. S.S.

Client accused of possessing a large amount of crack, with the intent to deliver, along with drug paraphernalia and a firearm. During a motion to suppress drugs, drug paraphernalia and a gun found during a search, Mr. Kadish demonstrated that the police entered the bedroom without a search warrant or valid exception to the warrant requirement.

Result – Commonwealth withdrew all charges.

Not Guilty – Murder, Assault & Firearms Case

Commonwealth v. G.M.

Client charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Firearms charges after a shooting inside a diner. During trial, Mr. Kadish’s cross-examination of police and witnesses called into question the identification of client as the shooter. Closer examination by Mr. Kadish of the recovered videotape showed client fleeing from the scene along with other patrons, without a firearm.

Result: Client acquitted on all charges.


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